Get the most out of your tax return in 2019...

Happy Tax Planning Season!
We appreciate not everyone will agree with our use of the word "happy", but preparing and collaborating with your accountant early on ensures you'll get the most out of your next tax return (and that's got to make you a little bit happy) . 

Register below to attend our Tax Planning Seminar and pick Shane's brain for expert advice and updated requirements. This includes all changes that will apply following Tuesday's budget announcement and the upcoming election

Tax Planning for 2019 - Seminar with Shane McKenna CA
Wednesday 8 May 2019 6:30pm
Level 1 273 Camberwell Road Camberwell VIC 3124

Email Chelsea at to secure your place!

If you're already fed up with tax updates,
click here to read all about an exciting tropical holiday instead. 

Fringe Benefits Tax Reminder

The FBT year ends on 31 March!

If you've provided any fringe benefits since 1 April 2018, you need to:
1. Calculate your fringe benefits taxable amounts;
2. Lodge and pay your FBT return by 21 May (due later if you use a tax agent like us).

To brush up on the "what's" and why's" of FBT, we recommend checking out these articles (or, check in with your tax agent):

Legislation in Limbo

Types of FBT

The ATO's guide to the different categories of Fringe Benefit Tax and the specific valuation rules for each category. 
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Why you might pay more tax on foreign income

How to report and lodge FBT

You must lodge your return and pay the total FBT amount you owe for the FBT year ending 31 March by 21 May. However, if a tax agent is preparing your FBT return, different lodgment arrangements may apply.
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Audit Alert! How to make sure you record your FBT correctly.

How to lodge FBT correctly

The ATO is cracking down on fringe benefit tax log books, and these are some apps that might save you time, effort and penalties!
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Upcoming Key Dates

  • 02 April - 2019 Federal Budget
  • 05 April - Victorian School Term 1 ends
  • 07 April - Run For The Kids
  • 07 April - Daylight Saving Time Ends 
  • 19 April - Good Friday (Public Holiday) 
  • 21 April - Easter Sunday (Public Holiday) 
  • 22 April - Easter Monday (Public Holiday) 
  • 23 April - Victorian School Term 2 begins
  • 23 April - March Monthly BAS due
  • 25 April - ANZAC Day (Public Holiday) 
  • 29 April - March quarterly BAS due 
  • 29 April - March quarter Super Guarantee due 
  • 29 April - March quarter PAYG instalment due
  • 29 April - Plant: Grow: Reap Coaching Session
  • 08 May - Aintree Group Tax Planning Seminar

How's your financial health?

Completing a "financial health check" is just like a general check up on your own health - only for your business or personal finances. It's important to see how things are going, highlight if there are any red flags to address, and identify the changes you can make to help you achieve your financial goals.

Contact us for a financial health check so you can get an important jump-start on the new financial year.

Check my financial health! Attend our Financial Planning seminar!

Help us make a difference in 2019!

Click here for the official run down of what kinds of charity donations are tax deductible.

Melbourne MS Cycle

On Sunday 31 March, our Director Graham Haydar will be riding 50km around Melbourne, including over the Westgate Bridge, as part of the MS Melbourne Cycle! To support Graham and help him raise funds for Multiple Sclerosis, visit his fundraising page below: 


Run For The Kids

On Sunday 7 April 2019, the Aintree Group team will be getting up bright and early, putting on their running gear and participating in Run For The Kids in support of the Royal Children's Hospital's Chronic Illness Peer Support Program(ChIPS). 

We would greatly appreciate any and all support from clients, friends and family!


Share The Dignity Collection

Share The Dignity collects thousands sanitary products every year for Australian women experiencing homelessness and poverty.  We have a collection box set up at our office for the next month as part of the #DignityDrive. If you're stopping in at the office, or passing by the area, you can leave pads, tampons or other sanity items in this box to contribute to our group donation. Please ensure all donations are undamaged and in their original packaging. 

"Be audit you can be."